Senior Project Manager

Website City of Toronto

Job Description:

Reporting to the Project Director of the Transit Expansion (TEO) Office, the Senior Project Manager will lead, manage and coordinate City activities related to transit expansion. In this role, staff will liaise and facilitate effective communication and coordination between City of Toronto divisions, Metrolinx and other stakeholders for the implementation of GO Expansion, SmartTrack Rapid and Subway Transit Programs. This includes working with a multi-disciplinary team of internal and external stakeholders to guide planning, design and construction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represents and supports the Program Director at interagency, intergovernmental, senior staff and steering committee and working group meetings as necessary.
  • Manages information and action requests from members of Council including preparing Council reports and briefing materials as required.
  • Oversees the preparation of specifications and contracts to carry out transit expansion projects to the extent that may be required.
  • Leads the preparation of competitive documents (RFQs, RFPs), selection processes and retains and manages external consultants on internal and interagency capital works process improvement projects and studies.
  • Coordinates and manages divisional input and the delivery of identified cross divisional projects.
  • Negotiates and manages requirements for interagency operating and service protocols and joint agreements and recommends creation of strategic policy, practices, protocols, and memorandum of understanding, as appropriate.
  • Represents the Divisions and attends various meetings including making presentations to councillors and other government agencies.
  • Ensures that project expenditures are tracked and reported with reference to approved budgets.
  • Develops strategies/policies/programs/action plans, to achieve approved time frames and technical requirements.
  • Fosters and maintains cooperative working relationships within and external to the division.
  • Works with divisions to define the scope of projects and develops project work plans and schedules.
  • Manages assigned projects ensuring effective teamwork, communication, high standards of work quality, organizational performance and continuous learning.
  • Monitors expenses of assigned projects against approved budgets to the extent that maybe required.
  • Identifies and recommends project options with short/medium/long term implementation periods.
  • Supports and leads interdivisional working groups, setting agendas, documenting programs and reporting findings and conclusions.s

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management with a high level of ability to influence and negotiate outcomes effectively with a broad spectrum of diverse stakeholders, while balancing political, community and public interests.
  • Political acumen, critical judgement and insight, as well as advanced skills and judgement in public relations, including the ability to negotiate and achieve consensus among parties having different objectives in a complex and sensitive political environment.
  • Highly developed written communication and interpersonal skills at a senior management level to write concise reports and executive summaries, and to interact with diverse interest groups.
  • A high degree of conceptual ability and capacity to develop creative solutions to complex operating and evaluation problems.
  • Ability to foster an organizational culture that emphasizes innovation, continuous learning, collaboration, transparency, accountability and trust while promoting a strong code of ethics and integrity to support public service excellence.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity, and respectful workplaces. Knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and government legislation including Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Extensive experience resolving conflicts in complex, multi-stakeholder situations.
  • Ability to develop and administer budgets to ensure unit fiscal accountability and effective use of resources.
  • Lived experience as a member of an Indigenous, Black and/or equity-deserving group is an asset; with a strong understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion obtained through lived experience and demonstrated through daily interactions.
  • Ability to lead change, to be flexible, responsive, critical and able to demonstrate new ways to think, act and plan.
  • Post-secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to municipal infrastructure planning and delivery (e.g., Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering,
  • Business Administration) combined with project management experience or an equivalent of education and experience.
  • Experience in a municipal environment or intergovernmental agencies would be considered an asset.

Job Details:

Company: City of Toronto

Job Category: Cities And States

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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